Miklos Vasarhelyi

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KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and Director of Rutgers Accounting Research Center and Continuous Auditing & Reporting Lab (CAR Lab)
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Ph.D., University of California; Accounting Information Systems


Accounting Systems, Expert Systems, e-commerce

Professor Miklos A. Vasarhelyi is the KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accounting Information Systems and serves as Director of the Rutgers Accounting Research Center (RARC) & Continuous Auditing & Reporting Lab (CAR Lab).

He is credited with developing the original continuous audit application and is the leading researcher in this field. At Rutgers Business School, Professor Vasarhelyi heads the Continuous Auditing and Reporting Laboratory, which works on projects for such leading companies as Siemens, KPMG, Procter & Gamble, AICPA, CA Technologies and Brazil’s Itau-Unibanco. Also, he leads the RADAR (Rutgers AICPA Data Analytics Research Initiative) project supported by the 8 leading CPA firms, AICPA, and CPA Canada.

Vasarhelyi, who received his Ph.D. in Management Information Systems from UCLA, has published more than 200 journal articles, 20 books, and directed over 40 Ph.D. theses. He is the editor of the Artificial Intelligence in Accounting and Auditing series and the Journal of Emerging Technologies in Accounting.

The professor also has taught executive programs to many large international organizations, including GE, J&J, Eli Lilly, Baxter, ADL, Volvo, Siemens, Chase Bank, and AT&T.

He received his MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in economics and electrical engineering from the State University of Guanabara and the Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. He taught at USC, Columbia and worked at the Bell Laboratories.

Professor Vasarhelyi was chosen as the Outstanding Accounting Educator by the AAA in 2015 and received ISACA’s Wasserman Award among many distinctions.